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Robert DykesFeb. 01, 2016 - 09:14AM JST
Great to hear. Now just get rid of the archaic "capture and kill" order for the entire country.
Robert DykesJan. 18, 2016 - 09:44AM JST
Yeah, I agree with most people here. Why should we eradicate historical symbol just because it might offend some dense foreign. I am sure most of us who came to japan, did a double take when we first saw that symbol. What did we all do? We learned its true meaning and we also learned it is in fact not the same as the Nazi symbol.
Whats next? Forks at kaiten sushi? We are talking about a piece of Japanese ****historical**** culture that should not be changed. Maybe some aspects of the not so permanent Japanese ****pop**** culture should be examined like maid cafes where child prostitution is basically legal.
Posted in: Group urges changing Buddhist temple mark on maps to avoid Nazi connotations
Robert DykesJan. 14, 2016 - 12:21AM JST
Part time! 250,000 a month!?!
I had a full time time job with a master's degree at one point bringing in 180,000 a month and that included a stipend for housing !!!!
Yeah. This guy lives on the moon.
Posted in: Abe oblivious to people's hardships, says tabloid
Robert DykesJan. 08, 2016 - 01:00PM JST
When I was only JET I met soooooooooooooo many people that hardly ever left their prefecture, their town, or even their apartment. They never went on adventure and just explored not even on their bicycle around the city or neighborhood. Many also just hang out with other JETs and basically they are just living trying to hold onto the fun they had in the WEST. Going on adventures all over Japan from the mountains in my back yard, to train journeys using the seishun 18 kippu, and even cross country by motorcycle.
Posted in: 5 life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan
Robert DykesJan. 05, 2016 - 05:50PM JST
Slash was on Top Gear a couple years ago (last year?) and said he hadn't even spoken to Axl on the phone or anything since the breakup and had no desire to ever talk to the guy again. I wonder what changed.
"Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem, two of the most influential bands in recent decades,"
LCD who? J/k... but seriously they are nowhere in the same league of influence as GnR.
Posted in: Guns N' Roses reunion set for April
Robert DykesDec. 28, 2015 - 12:50AM JST
They all went broke! They even said so much in interviews.
They said one of the reasons they made "Metallica Through the Never" was make some money back, but it cost WAY more than it made and they lost even more money.
Death Magnetic was decent but mastered horribly. dynamic range of 3!!! (On a scale of 20, anything below 14 is considered poor DR but the industry average these days is around 6,7,8. Even Skirllex hits around 6. 3 is horrible. The album has noticeable clipping in many songs and is considered the posterboys for one of the worst mastered album in modern recording history.
Don't get me wrong, I still like the alubm but Mettalica keeps making it hard and harder to support them.
Posted in: Metallica teases new album after absence
Robert DykesDec. 26, 2015 - 11:19PM JST
The woman should find the single best breast reconstructive surgeon in all of Japan, find what he charges, then sue the hospital for double. Half for her new breasts, and the only half can be the apology!
Robert DykesDec. 24, 2015 - 02:57AM JST
IMHO the only redeeming quality about Christmas at all anymore is that it brings families together. It is family time!
Its bad enough Japan has this nonsense nama cream and strawberry Christmas cake and this nonsense fried chicken on Christmas. What ever... New traditions for a new country. I can get past that stuff. But this is my point for all the money grubbing ideas and capitalism that has created and drives so many aspects about Christmas... I can get past all that.
What I can't really get past is that they adopted Christmas and took away the ONE thing that was actually important about it: FAMILY. The WHOLE family. Not just a boy and a girl renting a hotel room. That is called friday night. Or monday night. Or any night your feel like it.
When is your night to get the FAMILY together. No type of thanksgiving day. No independence day. no family oriented Christmas day. I beg you Japan, if you are going to appropriate these western holidays then take the best of them, not the worst.
Posted in: Restaurant tells couples to stay away on Christmas Eve so staff won’t feel lonely
Robert DykesDec. 13, 2015 - 02:02PM JST
"A study of Yoshinoya's food, financed by Yoshinoya with a pool of only 24 people, over a period of only 3 months... This sort of feels like a joke."
Depends what statistical test they ran. With a test pool of only 24 people though it is HIGHLY suspect any research journal would except the finding of "significance".
"in Statistics "significant" means probably true (not due to chance)."
So in this case they are saying that 24 is a large enough pool of subjects to represent population. 24 is considered to have pretty darn weak statistical "power".
Posted in: What does 3 months of Yoshinoya beef bowls do to your body? Medical study announces results
Robert DykesNov. 28, 2015 - 11:11AM JST
"Doesn't quite make sense as there are many tails of survival at sea over far greater distances than that bewteen Japan and the Korean penisula."
Yeah, but someone has to be looking for them. The North would never waste effort and they sure would not let anyone know to keep an eye out.
Posted in: Boats with decomposed bodies recently found drifting off Japan
Robert DykesNov. 09, 2015 - 06:43PM JST
And I will be buying a whole lot of none of those.
Posted in: Japan Post gets 'moe' fever with 2016 anime New Year’s postcards
Robert DykesNov. 05, 2015 - 10:42AM JST
Oh no. What in the world will we do?!
If only something existed to help guide children.
If only some sort of position were there to teach and show our children how to grow up.
Maybe, just maybe there is a person, no, two people, possibly a man and a women, better yet, an ADULT man and woman, were there to raise a child into a healthy adult life. Setting limits. Having rules.
Oh well. These things are just fantasies. Lets just hope the children realize the harm they are doing to themselves before its too late.
Posted in: The figures don't lie: Smartphones hurt kids' grades
Robert DykesOct. 26, 2015 - 09:15AM JST
"Sounds like it's struggling. Just tax the bejaysus out of bigger engined cars. Works a treat in Europe."
Um, they already do. Trust me when you see guys trying an imported 5L covert or a 5L Silvarado, they pay nearly 90,000 yen a year. A 2 liter engine is only 40,000. On top of their 5km a Liter of gas mileage they get.
Robert DykesOct. 25, 2015 - 07:20PM JST
When you ride a motorcycle
Rule 1: Ride as if you are invisible to everyone and no one can see you.
Rule 2: ALWAYS be prepared that other driver will be a bad driver and do the stupid thing.
Rule 3: See rule number 1 and 2
Posted in: 2 teenagers killed in car-motorcycle crash
Robert DykesOct. 25, 2015 - 10:11AM JST
The twin turbo Celica GT-four were amazing cars! The last gen Celica was terrible. Something like 160hp. s660 is exciting, but come on Honda, lets see a proper sports coupe. Sadly the market just isn't there any more. Not in Japan anyhow. In the USA sports car have made an amazing and very successful resurgence
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Robert DykesOct. 23, 2015 - 06:27PM JST
China is probably right, but.......... I am just curious if anyone brought up their occupation of Tibet or the fact they won't let Taiwan truly declare Independence, or that China executes more people than any country on the planet. I am just saying. China is no shining star when it comes to being a world role-model either.
Robert DykesOct. 22, 2015 - 10:47AM JST
I tried to 2 days without sleep just to see if I could. I almost lost my mind. I was delirious and dizzy and almost fell down the stairs 3 times.
Posted in: Monk goes nine days without food, water or sleep
Robert DykesOct. 13, 2015 - 11:13AM JST
"Even though he deserved his prison sentence," For HASH?! 18 years in prison?!
He should have had maybe a 180$ fine and been barred from ever entering the country. Hash will be legal in the USA in our lifetime.
Robert DykesOct. 13, 2015 - 12:17AM JST
"Lately there is a spur of crime on the rise though."
Posted in: Man dies after being found unconscious on Odawara street
Robert DykesOct. 07, 2015 - 03:57PM JST
As someone who soley rides a motorcycle, I have some/many tunnels in Japan are very poorley lit and not my favorite to drive through. Some are so dark The only way not to wreck is to do your best to simply follow the tail light in front of you. When there is oncoming traffic their lights seem so bright that your own headlight is all but useless.
Posted in: 2 killed after motorbike, truck collide in Shizuoka tunnel
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Feb. 13, 2016 - 05:47PM JST
Why does the West tolerate this regime? Could it be their $70bn arms spend?
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Feb. 13, 2016 - 05:40PM JST
It has nothing to do with refresh rate. Do you work in the industry?
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With all due respect you're not grasping the most important premises here Wc.
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Feb. 13, 2016 - 05:35PM JST
The same people who cannot afford to have children are certainly not going to be able…
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Feb. 13, 2016 - 05:31PM JST
But let's forget the 1953 CIA/MI6 coup d'état (a "Republican" administration usurping a democratically elected leader…
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